Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 9 Clemson broke the game open with three touchdowns in the last 4:18 of the first half in a 59-10 victory against Virginia on Saturday, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Hampton, Va., native became the Atlantic Coast Conference's career leader in touchdown-making with a 33-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to start the scoring for the Tigers (8-1, 6-1 ACC). It broke a tie at 112 TDs with North Carolina State's Philip Rivers. Boyd later added TD throws of 10 yards to Roderick McDowell and 96 yards to Watkins, and scored on a 1-yard run 13 seconds before halftime to make it 35-7.
Boyd completed 24-of-29 passes for 377 yards. Watkins caught eight passes for 169 yards.
Five different Tigers scored rushing touchdowns. Boyd, McDowell, Chad Kelly, D.J. Howard, and C.J. Davidson.
Virginia (2-7, 0-5) lost its sixth in a row and for the 15th time in its last 19 games. It also suffered its second 59-10 loss at home this season, having lost by the same score against No. 2 Oregon in the second week of the season.
Clemson's next game will be at home on Thursday, November 14 against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.